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Say goodbye to the beloved banana

Those bananas you love are Cavendish bananas, and they're probably about to go extinct.

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  • The world's most popular edible variety is about to be wiped out by a fungal invader. Again.
  • We've already lost Gros Michel bananas, which were the world's favorite until the 1960s.
  • The solution? Possibly genetic editing, but more likely a greater availability of exotic varieties.

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